Saturday, January 19, 2019

Charles Chaplin Received $250 for a Kiss -- January 19, 2019

Battleboro Daily Reformer, January 9, 1919
100 years ago this month, in January, 1919, Chaplin's second release through First National, "Shoulder Arms," was still doing good business. I like this image.

Pensacola Journal, January 11, 1919
The same image appeared in an ad for a bill featuring Chaplin in "Shoulder Arms" and operatic tenor Enrico Caruso in My Cousin.  How is that for two cultural icons of the Twentieth Century?

Moving Picture World, 18-January-1919
Lady Stewart-McKenzie may have been married to James Stewart-Mackenzie, who was made 1st Baron Seaforth in 1921. She paid Charlie $250 for a kiss, which he donated to the Red Cross.

Moving Picture World, 18-January-1919

Newlyweds Charlie Chaplin and Mildred Harris hosted Charlie's half brother Syd and his wife for Christmas.

Moving Picture World, 25-January-1919
"The world having seen Chaplin, he will now see the world."  I think he finally left for Europe in 1921.

Moving Picture World, 25-January-1919

A large display to promote "Shoulder Arms."  Read the text in the box.

Moving Picture World, 04-January-1919
Pat Sullivan's studio released a second animated Chaplin film, ""Over the Rhine With Charlie." Otto Messmer did most of the work.

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